Cannot compile Pidgin 2.10.12 for Windows (cannot find -lssl3, -lnss3, etc)

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Tue Feb 16 13:44:39 EST 2016

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 7:29 PM, Andrew Martin <amartin at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am attempting to compile Pidgin 2.10.12 for Windows both on a host
> 16.04 server as well as on Windows itself using cygwin. I have been
> these instructions:
> On both Windows and Ubuntu, I get stuck at this point where -lssl3,
-lnss3, and
> a few others are not found:
> How can I resolve this error and successfully compile Pidgin?

You likely need to apply the following 2 patches, which unfortunately were
not committed prior to when the 2.10.12 tarball was created:

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